The Tibetan Administration in Exile, based in Dharamsala, north India congratulated the government of India and its people on the 66th Indian Republic Day on January 26, 2014.
This day marks the date on which the constitution of India came into force on January 26, 1950.
Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan administration in exile, hoisted the Indian national flag and said, “India inviting Barack Obama, the president of the United States demonstrate the union of two largest democracies in the world and strengthening of the ties between the two countries."
Meanwhile, the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) participated in the 'Clean India Campaign' initiated by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and cleaned the surroundings of Mcleod Ganj. Tenzing Jigme, President of TYC said, “Supporting this initiative by PM Modi is a practical way of expressing our gratitude towards India for hosting Tibetan refugees for over five decades. It also helps us be more aware and conscious of our health and environment.”
Nyima Gyaltsen, representing Health Kalon of the Department of Health, applauded the campaign initiated by TYC. “Dharamshala is a sacred place where the Tibetan spiritual leader resides, and a place where many world leaders and tourists visit. Thus, every individual is responsible for keeping their environment clean daily," Gyaltsen added.
TYC also submitted a memorandum to the US embassy in New Delhi days ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India, urging Obama speak for the Tibetan issue and hold China accountable for their actions inside Tibet.